Research

Academic Publications

“Health Impacts of the Green Revolution: Evidence from 600,000 births across the Developing World,” with Ram Fishman, Prabhat Barnwal, Aaditya Dar, Nathan Mueller and Jan von der Goltz, Journal of Health Economics, Vol 24, Dec 2020. (Previous draft here)

The impact of an insecticide-treated bednet campaign on all-cause child mortality: a geospatial impact evaluation from the Democratic Republic of Congo,” with Carrie Dolan, Ariel BenYishay, Karen A. Grépin, Jeffrey C. Tanner, April Kimmel and David Wheeler. PLOS ONE, February 22, 2019.

“The benefits of taxing cigarettes in middle income countries,” with Thomas E. Novotny. BMJ 2018, 361:k1433.

“Fertilizing Growth: Agricultural Inputs and their Effects in Economic Development,” with John W. McArthur, Journal of Development Economics, 127, 133-152, 2017. [Previous Brookings Global Economy & Development working paper here] [Replication data available here]

“A malaria ecology index predicted spatial and temporal variation of malaria burden and efficacy of antimalarial interventions based on African serological data,” with Jesse K. Anttila-Hughes, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96(3), 616-623, 2017.

“Malaria Ecology, Child Mortality & Fertility,” with Dalton Conley and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Economics & Human Biology 24, 1-17, 2017. [Previous draft here]

“Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Integrating HIV and Nutrition Service Delivery: Pilots in Malawi and Mozambique,” with J.N. Bergmann, K. Legins, T.T. Sint, S. Snidal, UNICEF Working Group, and Y. Ben Amor. AIDS and Behavior 21(3), 703-711, 2017.

“Geographic Determinants of China’s Urbanization,” with Peter Christensen. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 59, pp. 90-102, 2016.

“Malaria Ecology and Climate Change,” European Physics Journal, Vol. 225, Issue 3, pp. 459-470, May 2016.

“Physical Geography and the History of Economic Development,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Faith & Economics Vol. 66, pp. 11-43, Fall 2015.

“Deployment of Community Health Workers Across Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Considerations and Operational Assumptions,” with Anne Liu and Prabhjot Singh. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 91:244-253, 2012.

“Scaling Up Malaria Control in Africa: An Economic and Epidemiological Assessment,” (with Awash Teklehaimanot and Jeffrey D. Sachs), American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77(Suppl 6), December 2007.

“Ending Africa’s Poverty Trap,” (with Jeffrey D. Sachs, John W. McArthur, Guido Schmidt-Traub, Margaret Kruk, Chandrika Bahadur, and Michael Faye), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1:2004.

“Travel Time and Monetarization in Rural Peru,” The Harvard College Economist, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Spring 2002. 

Invited Contributions

“GIS, Remote Sensing, and Lessons for Economic Development,” The Political Economist 25(1): 2019.

“Jordan” in the SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd ed.  Mehmet Edekon, ed., SAGE Publications, 2015.  [Download PDF]

“National Poverty Reduction Strategy” in the SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd ed.  Mehmet Edekon, ed., SAGE Publications, 2015. [Download PDF]

“Extreme poverty,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. [Download PDF]

“Regional development, geography of,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. [Download PDF]

“Understanding African Poverty: Beyond the Washington Consensus to the Millennium Development Goals Approach,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs and Wing Thye Woo, in Africa in the World Economy: The National, Regional, and International Challenges. Fondad: The Hague, 2005. [Download PDF]

Foreword (co-authored with Jeffrey D. Sachs) to Antezana, Oscar, La Reducción de la Pobreza: Un Proceso Político, Plural: La Paz, 2005.

“America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan,” authored as part of The Zero Carbon Consortium and SDSN-USA, 2020.  Lead author of chapter on “Accelerating Sustainable Land Use Practices in the U.S.”  [Full report] [Executive Summary]

“SDG Costing & Financing for Low-Income Developing Countries,” authored as part of SDSN Costing and Financing team, September 2019.

“Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems: 2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium.” Co-Authored Mexico and U.S. country chapters. Laxenburg and Paris: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). 2019. [Full report] [Executive Summary]

“One Million Community Health Workers: Technical Task Force Report,” The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2011.

“Adaptation Through Social Policy: Temperature, Violence and Cash Transfers in Mexico,” with Teevrat Garg and Aleister Montfort.

“Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Northern Ireland Churches as Instruments for the Effect of Ethnic Diversity on Violence,” with Joseph Brown and Paul Zachary. 

“The Timing of Diffusion of Modern Economic Growth,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs.

“Ecological Modeling of Hookworm Burden under Climate Change” with Karl Rubio.

“Development, Structure, and Transformation: Some Evidence on Comparative Economic Growth,” with Jeffrey D. Sachs. NBER Working Paper 19512, October 2013.

“Africa’s Lagging Demographic Transition: Evidence from Exogenous Impacts of Malaria Ecology and Agricultural Technology,” with Dalton Conley and Jeffrey D. Sachs. National Bureau of Economics Research Working Paper No. 12892. February 2007. 

Malaria Ecology Index from Kiszewski et al (2004) in raster format for GIS.

Population at risk of malaria over time (used in Conley, McCord and Sachs [2007]). Country-level data in Stata format.